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  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★★

    "You are not endowed with memory." - Hiroshima Mon Amour

    Home is where the history is.

    (Don't hate me, I'm getting emotional.)

    Seriously, what a momentous achievement. Best film of the year so far, by a fucking mile. We are nothing, but we try to be, and that's what counts.

  • Dead Kids

    Dead Kids

    ★★★½

    "You been doing experiments on fat people?"

    This Bill Condon scripted little gem is a delightfully schlocky homage to 50s Hollywood horror hokum infused with a more modern nastiness and a strange obsession with obese women.

    In a sleepy Illinois college town (though this was shot in New Zealand and never really looks like the US), an evil scientist is paying teenagers for medical testing. Unfortunately for everyone, though, the scientist is secretly turning the kids into murderous, Tor Johnson-mask-wearing…

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  • Churchill

    Churchill

    ★½

    This movie ends with a title card informing the audience who won World War 2.

  • The Love Witch

    The Love Witch

    ★★★½

    [Watched at MIFF 2016]

    Fantastically gorgeous and very funny sexsploitation/technicolor homage. Pointedly feminist, its tragicomic heroine has completely internalised the systemic patriarchal abuse surrounding her and is thus a predator to the very men who objectify her.

    Samantha Robinson is wonderfully precise and campy at the centre, and director/writer/editor/set designer/everything Anna Biller creates a true feast for the eyes, creating a world which is truly style over substance, and all the better for it.

    The film's primary problem is that…